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Peter and the Moon Man
The man in the moon learns about hygiene in this 1929 public information short promoting the benefits of all-electric mod cons.
Children's 1929 14 mins Silent
40 years before Neil Armstrong arrived on the moon, the moon man travelled the other way to learn a lesson in hygiene from little Peter and his mum - at least according to this odd little film from the Health and Cleanliness Council. The film was aimed at working-class families, but the Council, tellingly, chose a middle-class family in a well-equipped modern house to illustrate its message.
Plenty of Time for Play
Science Fiction 1935 15 mins
Plastic clothes, video phones, vacuum tube emails - step into the heady, high-tech future world of... 1955!
Science Fiction 1924 12 mins
An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.
Ever Been Had
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins Silent
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
Comedy 1911 6 mins Silent
A leisurely drive turns into an out-of-this-world adventure for a newlywed couple and their robot chauffeur.
Aerial Submarine A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air
Science Fiction 1910 9 mins Silent
Follow two kidnapped children on a surreal pirate adventure in this 'trick' sci-fi fantasy.
The Airship Destroyer
Science Fiction 1909 10 mins Silent
England faces aerial invasion in this entertaining Edwardian science fiction fantasy.
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Journey back to the 50s where the boys of Eastbourne College enjoy a jolly good time square bashing, parading, playing rugby and athletics, rowing on the River Ouse and touring.
Hove, Horsham and Horses
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes
Ploughing at Fulking and views of Shipley Mill
Amateur film 1969 4 mins Silent Location: Fulking
Frank Gregory captures rural West Sussex in this charming film from 1969 - featuring Shire horses at a ploughing match and excellent views of a spinning Shipley Mill
A Family Holiday in Southend
Amateur film 1967 4 mins Silent Location: Southend Pier
Join this happy family on a jolly to Southend - visiting the mile long pier, the replica Golden Hind, a jellied eel stall and lured by posters promising medieval torture